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Forum: RV-4 02-17-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By Skysailor
Not the inlet door

The problem is likely not the inlet door. That is simply not a large enough heat muff to be effective. I had the same issue even in Georgia so your Canadian cold air is much more of an issue. If you...
Forum: GPS 02-17-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Skysailor
The Dynon will interface to the Garmin 650, 750,...

The Dynon will interface to the Garmin 650, 750, 175, etc. navigators (same goes for Avidyne) through it's ARINC and serial networks. The display of navigation information and auto pilot integration...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-25-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,297
Posted By Skysailor
There are emissions

Electric vehicles produce carbon emissions but they do it remotely. Generating and transmitting the electricity to charge your electric vehicle is the reason. Solar and wind simply do no produce...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-15-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,709
Posted By Skysailor
Alternate location

I have the Echo UAT as well. GPS antenna is mounted under the cowl at the top on the firewall just like the picture above. The transmit/receive antenna is inside the cowl as well. ADSB antennas are...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,405
Posted By Skysailor
Vernatherm

Consider checking/replacing your vernatherm. It functions as the thermostat for your oil system and will keep your oil temperature where it should be if functioning correctly. A shutter should not be...
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,544
Posted By Skysailor
Consider a propeller sling

You may consider a sling on the propeller. I do this to lift a Glasair. Jack pads on the wing spar at the tie down bolts provide the main lifting. The nose is lifted with a sling around the base of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,055
Posted By Skysailor
Can you post the Waiver of Subrogation you use?...

Can you post the Waiver of Subrogation you use? PM or email also works if you would rather not post.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-23-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By Skysailor
LEDs are different

The reading I did before making the switch said the colored light produced by LEDs is a pure light of that color as opposed to the white light produced by an incandescent which is all colors...
Forum: RV-4 10-16-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,087
Posted By Skysailor
1800 for me

I use 1800 for run up without problems. 2100 RPM on the ground is a lot of power and dramatically increases the chances of damage to prop and/or tailfeathers due to the increased pebble and debris...
Forum: COMM 10-09-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,159
Posted By Skysailor
GTR 200 intercom question

I have a question for those of you that have the GTR 200 and are using the intercom. Does your intercom continue to work if the VHF receives a transmission? The Becker radio does this. You can choose...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-20-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,134
Posted By Skysailor
File available

I have the Canopy.dfg file you need for this from Dynon support if you need it. You can also edit the file to change what RPM the Warning and voice activate. I set mine to allow taxi and run up with...
Forum: GPS 09-08-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By Skysailor
The internal battery in the GNS 480 can be...

The internal battery in the GNS 480 can be replaced fairly easily without going to Garmin for the battery if you end up needing to do so.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-31-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 49,352
Posted By Skysailor
The upper gear fairings hold the leg fairings in...

The upper gear fairings hold the leg fairings in place on my RV4 as you mention. When you say "close up" the upper gear fairings I hope you do not mean you plan to fiberglass it together at the aft...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-26-2020, 03:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,317
Posted By Skysailor
Do not use the engine hoist point!

Absolutely do not use the engine hoist point to lift the plane. Lycoming is adamant that is only to lift the engine itself.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-14-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,058
Posted By Skysailor
Tires are fine

You do not need to change the wheels/brakes unless you just want larger wheels. The 6and 6A share the same 500x5 wheels. A friend of mine did this very conversion and kept the same wheels/brakes....
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-07-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 18,807
Posted By Skysailor
Troubleshooting location

I would recommend not resetting a circuit breaker in flight for any system. If the circuit has a fault (causing the initial breaker trip) the power has been removed rendering the system inoperative....
Forum: RV-10 07-16-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,057
Posted By Skysailor
Another consideration

Give some thought to the idea of resetting a 60 amp C/B airborne. That is a huge amount of current which would not normally be present in the air. If I were to have that C/B blow I would reduce the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-20-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,233
Posted By Skysailor
Power source

I believe after a certain firmware level the Pmags are only powered off your bus for start or any time the RPM falls below the internal generator limit. As long as you have sufficient RPM the Pmags...
Forum: ADS-B 06-10-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,830
Posted By Skysailor
The ADSB No Radar will always be displayed in the...

The ADSB No Radar will always be displayed in the box on the map screen if you do not have a Dynon transponder providing ADSB out. Good ground coverage or not, it will say the same thing. Display of...
Forum: ADS-B 06-09-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,830
Posted By Skysailor
I have that on mine. I do not use the Dynon...

I have that on mine. I do not use the Dynon transponder which is why it is displayed per tech support. Do you also have an "other than Dynon" transponder? If so, yours is just like mine. It only has...
Forum: RV-3 05-30-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By Skysailor
Scan

There is another possibility that you may consider. Pull out the panel and have it scanned by the folks that can water jet/ laser cut the panel for you. This way the panel exterior would be a match...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,417
Posted By Skysailor
AC 43.13

AC 43.13 is a great reference for this. The wire sizing chart will give you the ability to choose the correct gauge for any wire based on voltage, drop allowed, current expected, free air or conduit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,552
Posted By Skysailor
I will have to look to be sure but I believe the...

I will have to look to be sure but I believe the GPS 250 is WAAS but is not certified to the same level as those required for ADSB and IFR navigation. Because of that it reports different SIL and SDA...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-27-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,834
Posted By Skysailor
Jumper tight?

Take a look at the wires in the connector on the Pmag. I have the jumper installed (as do most). The only problem I had with my Pmag was due to one end of the jumper not being tight in the connector....
Forum: ADS-B 05-25-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,034
Posted By Skysailor
It is possible your anonymous mode is not...

It is possible your anonymous mode is not working. You should have seen red flags on the Call Sign field as a minimum. The FAA paper defining the fields and possible solutions for errors on the PAPR...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-25-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 856
Posted By Skysailor
Prop clearance will not change appreciably when...

Prop clearance will not change appreciably when the aircraft is complete. The vast majority of weight is on the mains. When repacking the bearings on my 6A, the nose just came straight up with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By Skysailor
Two for one

The forward portion of the balanced rudder is where weight is added for static balance as previously mentioned. As a bonus, it obviously deflects the opposite direction and acts as a servo tab. This...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,123
Posted By Skysailor
It would be nice if Kavlico would stand behind...

It would be nice if Kavlico would stand behind the senders. Seems like they could offer the replacement sensors at a discount if the original were returned. Dynon and Garmin are doing the heavy...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-05-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,679
Posted By Skysailor
Another option

There is one more option I have not heard mentioned. Allow me to suggest getting an RV qualified flight instructor to give you training in your 9A. There are some very good ones here on the site....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,460
Posted By Skysailor
Waiver

The FAA has a site to request a short term ADSB waiver. Your case might be the perfect example. Your plane does not routinely fly this route or airspace and you are far from home. This way you might...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-24-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,032
Posted By Skysailor
Other options?

The lenses on my RV4 are shown as one of the types the Flyboys part will not fit. If anyone knows of a source for replacement lenses shown as the second "will not fit" type (contains nav lights but...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-14-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By Skysailor
The Dynon servo will not act to trim the...

The Dynon servo will not act to trim the aircraft. That said, if the aileron trim needed is light, the Dynon will fly the plane with the autopilot engaged.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,705
Posted By Skysailor
Check the stall speed setting

Check the stall speed in the settings menu. The ASPD LOW message is a function of how close you are to that number as well. The stall speed in your plane should be quite low so if set accurately, you...
Forum: ADS-B 04-09-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,429
Posted By Skysailor
Eyes are the best collision avoidance system

Having the registration number of the traffic seen on a display does not help in collision prevention. The traffic will show up exactly the same way in anonymous mode but without the registration....
Forum: ADS-B 04-09-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,556
Posted By Skysailor
Document online now

There is an ADSB PAPR error report document online now. I found it when I got the same Air/Ground error. The document said to adjust the aircraft stall speed in the ADSB unit setup. Sure enough, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,665
Posted By Skysailor
Several organizations can help

There are several organizations to help with this type issue. Contact Angelflight. There are chapters all over the country. They can tell you the procedure. I used to fly patients when I had a Mooney...
Forum: RV-4 04-01-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,294
Posted By Skysailor
I'll shoot you a picture of mine later today....

I'll shoot you a picture of mine later today. Forward to lock definitely seems more natural to me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,793
Posted By Skysailor
Power or ground from CO detector wire?

You need some information about your CO detector. Does the wire out of it provide voltage or ground when a warning is generated? If it supplies voltage you can take it directly to the Dynon EMS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,139
Posted By Skysailor
Both

It does not help your current situation but there is something else to consider. I fly with a FAA Class 1 medical as required for my job. Last year I had my doc do the exam for the Basic Med (after I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-17-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,496
Posted By Skysailor
Be mindful of the bigger picture

There are plenty of aircraft that can legally be used to do these activities. If you are determined to do this in your RV, work with your local FSDO to get a waiver amending your Operating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2020, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,692
Posted By Skysailor
Just walking out the door for a business trip....

Just walking out the door for a business trip. Shoot me an email or I will get the settings and send them to you Friday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,692
Posted By Skysailor
Still available

I also have a Garmin 480 in my Glasair talking to the Dynon. I can give you the settings if you still need them.
Forum: RV-14 02-01-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,156
Posted By Skysailor
Two sources

Ken is correct. Any contact input from the EMS can act as a canopy sensor. Just characterize the sensor setup according to whether the contact should see ground or voltage. Decide on a widget and add...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-21-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,134
Posted By Skysailor
Already included

The other item to bear in mind is that the Skyview already performs the functions you are trying to get from the 440. I added the data fields for fuel at waypoint, flight time remaining (at current...
Forum: ADS-B 01-09-2020, 03:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 26,018
Posted By Skysailor
Echo too

The Echo installation instructions also say not to turn on anonymous mode if using a Mode S transponder. It is only one sentence in the installation instructions but it is there.
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,667
Posted By Skysailor
Movement direction with loss of governor pressure

The primary difference between the aerobatic and non aerobatic versions of the same propeller is the direction of blade travel caused by the governor. In a non aerobatic prop the blades go to fine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-06-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By Skysailor
Float takes care of it

The fuel pressure difference is simply that the boost pump puts out a higher pressure than the mechanical. The float/needle valve in the fuel bowl is modulating how much fuel enters the carb. Since...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-18-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By Skysailor
Check installation manual

I have Dynon systems which also have an external ADAHRS. For the Dynon system the ball is set by leveling the mounting of the ADAHRS itself with the aircraft leveled exactly on the ground. I suspect...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-03-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,952
Posted By Skysailor
386 is great with PMAG

There are four RV's I know running Autolite 386 plugs with the PMAG including mine. All report excellent results.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-27-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,928
Posted By Skysailor
Serial port baud rate on Dynon

The serial ports on the Dynon have adjustable baud rates. You could set the rate at 9600 if that is what the ELT needs. Just remember both IN and OUT baud rates will be the same if you use the IN on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By Skysailor
PMAG tach

The tach output from the PMAG (pin 6 if memory serves) will output a low voltage square wave signal to the VM100. The VM1000 or any other EFIS (Dynon in my case) uses this to display RPM. The good...
Forum: ADS-B 09-15-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 26,018
Posted By Skysailor
May have to go lower than 1475

I just helped a friend solve the BARO ALT error being the only fault. Discussion with tech support at Uavionics revealed you can continue to lower the sensitivity number. There are cases it needed to...
Forum: ADS-B 08-29-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 26,018
Posted By Skysailor
Setup options are critical

The setup options on the Echo are required. I have installed several of these for friends and can help. I'm on the Falcon RV email list. You can email me there, here or just PM. I'm local as...
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,845
Posted By Skysailor
Check the contactor

A master contactor typically only receives a ground from that switch to the small center post. The contactor itself may have failed. Locate the master contactor and remove the small control terminal...
Forum: GPS 07-30-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 71,888
Posted By Skysailor
ARINC instead of CAN bus

Your diagram above shows conversion to CAN bus which I understand is used in the Garmin EFIS systems. Will the new navigators output over ARINC to drive other EFIS systems/autopilots? Specifically...
Forum: RV-4 07-17-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,591
Posted By Skysailor
Pre drill the shims you might need

I would suggest you pre-drill some shims of various thickness. This way, you can simply remove the horizontal spar bolts and insert a shim without having to take apart the entire tail to get the...
Forum: RV-4 07-16-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,591
Posted By Skysailor
Not needed

My RV4 also has an O-360 with constant speed prop. I actually had to shim the leading edge up .032 from the plans shim on the main spar of the stabilizer. The plane will be very fast. The additional...
Forum: ADS-B 07-14-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,660
Posted By Skysailor
Your broadcasted identity is your choice

Your GDL-82 is capable of anonymous mode. You can choose if your identifying information is broadcast or not. There is a thread here concerning anonymous mode if you are unfamiliar.
Forum: ADS-B 07-01-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,660
Posted By Skysailor
Take the airspace type into consideration

Don't forget ADSB out is not required in a huge amount of airspace. If you do not require Mode C, you do not need ADSB out even next year is pretty close.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-26-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,287
Posted By Skysailor
GPS week rollover

Check to see if one of your screens is affected by the GPS week rollover issue. This is confined to Skyview displays utilizing the GPS250 antenna with a manufacture date prior to 2013. GPS2020...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-21-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By Skysailor
Hang onto it and we can either meet here or at...

Hang onto it and we can either meet here or at your field at some point. I'll PM you contact info.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-20-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By Skysailor
I'm at Mallards Landing but get to Cumming every...

I'm at Mallards Landing but get to Cumming every couple of weeks. I'll PM you contact info.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By Skysailor
I'll take it

What side of town? I am in McDonough on the south side.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By Skysailor
Check the 430 is in VOR mode

I have a Skyview as well. There is a good chance you need to make sure the 430 is in VOR mode (not GPS) depending on how you assigned outputs. If BRG 1 is assigned to the VOR/ILS output of the 430...
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